Henry Allen Patrick


Henry Allen Patrick, age 82, of Paintsville, KY passed away Wednesday, March 27 at his residence.

He was born July 2, 1941 in Johnson County to the late Bradley Patrick, Sr. and Mary Ann Burchett Patrick. He was the youngest of nine children and is preceded in death by his brothers Carl Patrick, Bradley Patrick, Jr., and Clyde Patrick, along with sisters Virgie Grimm, Maudie Grim, Margery Wells, Polly Wells, and Tee Caudill.

On November 24, 1966, he married Elwanda Stambaugh Patrick, who survives his passing.  Also surviving is one son, Brent Patrick and wife Paula of Virginia Beach, one granddaughter Olivia Patrick of Lynchburg, VA, and one grandson Blake Patrick of Virginia Beach, VA.

Henry was a long-time educator with the Johnson County School System, retiring with 32 years of experience. He attended Oil Springs High School, the University of Pikeville, and the University of Kentucky and received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Morehead State University. He began teaching at the Mouth of Rush one-room-school at the age of 18, and he also taught at Nancy Castle, W.R. Castle, and Oil Springs schools. Henry concluded his teaching career at Johnson Central High School as a business teacher and the DECA club advisor. He was inducted into the Johnson Central Hall of Fame in 2008. Henry was a member of the Johnson County Teachers Association and the Kentucky State Teachers Association.

Henry Allen gave his life to the Lord at the age of 17 and has been members of both the Tom’s Creek and Southside Free Will Baptist Churches.  For many years, he faithfully taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, sang in a quartet, was a member of the Master’s Men organization, and served as a deacon.

In addition to being a United States Army veteran, he was a quiet but strong leader, a trusted source of wisdom, an example of devotion, hard work, and excellence, and an influential mentor. But most of all, Henry was a dedicated Christian, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and a very special friend to many.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 1 from 5:00-9:00 pm at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, and a Funeral Service will take place Tuesday, April 2 at 11:00 am at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park.